Pat Tuthill
When Pat's daughter, Peyton, was sexually assaulted and brutally murdered by a convicted criminal, Pat became a member of Parents of Murdered Children where the price of membership is one no one wants to pay. Pat was devastated. She struggled with two alternatives: life or death. She chose to live for her other daughter's sake and vowed to correct the system that allowed Peyton to be murdered.

Pat left her career to lobby all 50 states to pass the new, tougher interstate Compact that tracks parolees and probationers. In October 2005, she joined Governor Romney as he signed Compact legislation in Massachussetts achieving her dream of enacting the Interstate Compact in all states. Pat has since written a book on her experiences and created The Peyton Tuthill Foundation in memory of Peyton. Proceeds from the Foundation will provide educational scholarships to homicide survivors, advocate for victims and their families and promote public awareness affecting public policy.

Organizations and boards
  •    Victims Representative, National Commission Interstate Compact
  •    Victim Representative, Florida State Council for the Interstate Compact
  •    American Parole and Probation Association Victim Issues Committee
  •    Parents of Murdered Children
  •    Florida Network of Victim Witness Services
  •    National Organization for Victim Assistance 
  •    National Coalition for Crime Victims in Action

Pat is a motivational speaker and provides training to criminal justice agencies, judges, policy makers, victims organzaizations, and mental health associations . 

To schedule Pat for your next event contact her at Also see her speaking calendar by clicking on  Speaking

Conference speaker
           Workshop presenter
               Impact of Crime 
               Victims Organizations
               Criminal Justice Professionals
               Judicial Training
               Restorative Justice with Offenders
               Co-Chair of 2005 Florida Victims Rights Week 
               Public Safety Policy Advocate

Offender Re-entry
The Offender Re-entry Initiative sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice, Department of Labor, and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. "Charting the Safe and Successful Return of Prisoners to the Community." She was quoted on the back cover of the report preview along with the following:

              John Ashcroft, U.S. Attorney General
              Senator Edward Kennedy, MA
              Chuck Colson, Founder Prison Fellowship
              Reginald Wilkinson, Director Ohio Dept. of Rehabilitation and Correction
              Senator Sam Brownback, KS

Additional information  may be found at the Reentry Initiative web site:

Pat with Governor Jeb Bush & Florida Bill Signing Ceremony
Governor Bush signs in Interstate Compact For Adult Offender Supervision

Pat with Governor Romney at MA Bill Signing Ceremony
Pat with Governor Romney as the Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision is signed and MA became the 50th state to enact the legislation in 2005.

Maggie - We miss you.

In May of 2007, little Maggie, a springer spaniel and Peyton's best friend, who was with Peyton when she was killed quietly passed on with Pat by her side. Since Peyton's death, Maggie became known as the "hero dog" as she accompanied Pat on her journey of grief and became Peyton's ambassador to make our world a little safer. Her constant companionship will be missed. In the routine of everyday life, Maggie was a connection to Peyton.

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